Category Archives: los angeles

LA Real Estate Developers are Taking High-End Living to the Next Level

What do Blake Griffin, Justin Bieber, and DeAndre Jordan have in common? Besides being A-list celebrities and star NBA players, they all live in homes developed and built by Huntington Estate Properties, one of Los Angeles’ best-known ultra high-end real estate companies. Today, Huntington announced plans to develop five new mansions in Bel-Air and West LA. […]

Would You Hit a $100K Vape? Double Barrel Gets Bejeweled

From $1,000 weed grinders to rolling papers made with edible gold, the cannabis marketplace is no stranger to luxury. But Double Barrel’s new extremely limited edition $100,000 diamond-encrusted vaping device—only two have been made—elevates the trend to a whole new level of decadence and hyperbole. “If it doesn’t pull, what are we selling?” Ann Skalski, […]

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joins cannabis company MedMen

(Via Flickr.com/neontommy) Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is trading in politics for greener pastures. Villaraigosa was named to the board of directors for the publicly traded cannabis company MedMen, reports KTLA News. “Few people understand Los Angeles and our home state better than Mayor Villaraigosa,” said MedMen Co-founder and CEO Adam Bierman in a […]

Cypress Hill’s B-Real opens cannabis shop in Los Angeles

Rapper B-Real in character as Dr. Greenthumb. After decades of writing songs about getting stoned, B-Real is finally selling legal cannabis. The member of hip-hop group Cypress Hill on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of the Dr. Greenthumb Dispensary in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Sylmar, reports CBS Los Angeles. B-Real is part owner […]

Los Angeles Starts Licensing Process for Cannabis Growers

The City of Los Angeles has begun accepting license applications for cannabis growers, manufacturers, and test labs, after months of delay. The city’s Department of Cannabis Regulation began accepting license applications through its web portal on Wednesday. LA Slow To License Cannabis Industry Los Angeles has been the subject of criticism for the slow pace […]

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California congressional aide accused of promising to “make things happen” to keep an illegal pot shop in business was convicted Thursday of taking a $5,000 bribe. The conviction came after Michael Kimbrew, 44, pleaded not guilty in federal court last year to one count each of attempted extortion and […]